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    • The Polo Social - Your first time? What is it? What to Expect? How to Book!
      The Polo Social, what is it?

      The Polo Social is a social event held on 28 June ~ 01 July 2019 that is put on by Club Polo which is open to all VW Polo owners from any Club.
      So, if you are part of a local club bring everyone down and grab a spot in the field.

      What to Expect?
      A relaxed event where you can catch up with other members, see their cars and meet new people from the club. Expect a big club meet which lasts the weekend with some beers and BBQs!
      What’s going on?
      Details are yet to be finalised but plans are for the club BBQ to return on the Saturday night, Show and Shine on the Sunday. We are looking to have some things going Saturday daytime. 
      Where is it?
      The event is held at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton Billing, NN3 9DA. http://www.billingaquadrome.com/ Tel: 01524 781 453 We have held the event here for a number of years before our recent departure to Kelham Hall, and it’s an excellent venue which really suits the club’s event. There is food available on site and there are also a couple of pubs and a Fish & Chips shop in walking distance. There is also the Mini-Golf, Karting and a leisure centre with a pool.
      What do you need?
      If you are camping then you need the general camping gear of tent, sleeping bag, etc. If you want to clean your car up for the show and shine on the Sunday there is a cold-water supply so, bring your bucket and cleaning gear. Also bring some money but there is a cash machine by the entrance to the site.
      How much does it cost and how to book?
      If you are camping the rate is £21/night. A pitch is for a tent for up to 4 people, if you have extra cars they may charge you extra. If you are a paid up member there is a discounted rate see this https://www.clubpolo.co.uk/topic/357805-polo-social-2019/ To book head to http://www.billingaquadrome.com/ and click book now. Then please select Shelduck 2 as this is our field. If you are camping for just the Saturday night then its £21 per pitch. You can book this online as per above but you might not be able to select Shelduck 2. Please select another field but just pitch up in the Shelduck 2 field with the rest of us when you arrive as there will be loads of room. The day rate is £10 per car.
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    • Who's coming to the Social ?
      It's now 3 months till the Social, so it would be nice to get some idea of who is intending on coming along ?
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    • Booking Problems
      When booking to camp, you will probably be told you can't book Shelduck 2, (the field we are having the show in) this is due to the computer system at Billing has booked the whole field as the show field, this stops any random campers from booking into the field, you will be told you have to book for Shelduck 1 or 3 Do not worry, just accept shelduck 1 and when you arrive just camp in shelduck 2
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    • TATTON PARK VWNW Sunday 4th August 2019
      ROLL UP ROLL UP Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls of all ages, show date confirmed for SUNDAY THE 4TH OF AUGUST
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    • Club Polo Rolling Road Day - Saturday 6th April 2019
      It's time to see if all your engine mods have worked, see how much BHP/Torque you've gained or lost !!  Due to popular demand, we've moved from our traditional end of January/start of February date to Saturday 6th April (so no excuses not to come because its cold or dark :p )
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    • zob
      Very true - I always try and make sure I have enough space around the wrench when torquing a nut up to hit the click in one smooth movement. When I say the other nut was still at torque I mean it hasn't moved from where I torqued it to.   I'll see if I can't set up a test rig to check the wrench - it'll be something to do in the evening if nothing else!
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      I'm running stock springs (1 coil cut out all round 15-20m low) and stock shocks at the moment on my 84 bready. I like having the travel on the stock springs because my local routes have shite bumps. I just want better damping performance and more progressive shocks for the roll. Has anyone tried these shocks? I would consider getting sportier springs too but its my daily so not that fussed, its already fun right now while feeling chilled to drive, crashy thumps wise.   Also just to mention i have a pair of powerflex ARB polly bushings if anyone wants them off me.   Cheers
    • caretakerplus
      A couple of things about 'checking' the torque of a nut or bolt and torque wrench calibration.   The correct torque of a bolt/nut can ONLY be checked whilst it is actually being tightened - It is NOT possible to simply put the torque wrench back on it to 'check' as the initial resistance to turning would prevent an accurate reading - It might even be possible to increase the setting slightly and still get a 'click' out of it without it turning the bolt/nut.   A very rough method of checking that your torque wrench is giving something like the correct result is to use a spring balance at a point exactly 12 inches from the centre of the drive square. Set the wrench to a setting in lbs/ft (ft/lbs if you like) , grip the square in the vice and pull on the spring balance - the wrench should 'click' at the appropriate setting. This is NOT a super accurate calibration check, as there are some variables - not least, the accuracy of the spring balance (but you could check that against a known weight). This check is best repeated at two or three settings of the wrench.   Regards
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    • zob
      Yeah - re-used the nuts. The other side is still at torque, lord knows what happened here. Ordered a couple new OEM locknuts for peace of mind.   Well I thought I trusted it! Its a Draper and had it for yonks. Could probably do with checking that.   Isn't the sump made of Alu? I'll fill it in and give it a paint anyways.
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